Univ. of Missouri black students have become precisely the kind of intolerant, racist mob they claim to detest
by: J. D. Heyes
The protests and demonstrations currently taking place on the campus of the formerly sedate University of Missouri are rife with hypocrisy and irony for any fair-minded person who wishes to take a serious look at what's actually going on.
In the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans would have loved to have had fair-minded coverage of their struggle for civil rights during what became one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. history since the end of the Civil War.
Today, however, on the campus of MU, they are joining Left-wing radicals who are part of the university in chasing the media away, and resorting to force if necessary – because suddenly, the media doesn't make them feel "safe."
In recent days, a mob of protesters gathered on the university's main quad to cheer the resignation of Mizzou president Tim Wolfe after he announced that he was stepping down from his post (which he was essentially forced out of). Students complained about an alleged lack of action over hurt feelings in recent months, including allegations that racial slurs were used against students of color and the discovery of a swastika made of feces in a dorm bathroom.
"My motivation in making this decision comes from love," Wolfe said to reporters and others following his announcement. "I love MU, Columbia where I grew up, the state of Missouri."
Behaving as the intolerant mob they used to detest
His resignation was followed by that of the school's chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, who said he was going to transition into a research position.
These were the major demands of students – the resignation of Wolfe, especially – but as it turns out, the intolerance of the mob has only grown and, some observers say, will spread to other institutions around the country.
As reported by The Daily Beast, protesters – many of them African American – formed a human circle around the main protest site, public property which they claimed as their "safe" zone, refusing to allow media personnel inside to interview participants and take photos. On several occasions, protesters got physical with reporters and cameramen, pushing them back and walling them off with a phalanx of bodies and shouting them down when the reporters claimed the right to occupy public space.
"We calling the police because you aren't respecting us," shouted one protester at a member of the media, while ironically joining in to disrespect the reporters.
"This guy shouldn't be here," said another protester, who was later identified on Twitter as Dr. Melissa A. Click, Assistant Professor of Mass Media in the university's Communications Department (talk about irony). She shuffled a member of the press outside the immense circle of linked arms shouting, "And don't let him back in!"
Today's "civil rights movement" isn't about "equality"
Others then began a brief chant of "No Comment," while still another protested claimed, "They'd just get the headline wrong anyway," not realizing for a second that by helping others deny reporters' First Amendment rights, they were in the process of making headlines already.
Even some members of the Mizzou football team, including both black and white players, joined in and said they would not play another snap unless changes were made and Wolfe resigned. Now that he has, the team members have rejoined the program – though the act likely cost the team some alumni support and created future recruiting problems. One player, ESPN reported, even said that half the team members and coaches were not supportive of the walkout, that they were actually "pissed" about it, and that it wouldn't have happened if the team's record this year was better.
"If we were 9-0, this wouldn't be happening," the player, who is white but was not identified, told the sports network.
Demands have also grown; here is a list of them. Included are "demands" for Wolfe to "acknowledge his white male privilege"; implement racial reforms dating back to 1969 and "comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion curriculum" that is "mandatory" for all "students, faculty, staff, and administration" and administrated by "a board comprised of students, staff, and faculty of color"; and implement "a strategic 10 year plan by May 1, 2016 that will increase retention rates for marginalized students" (in other words, allow failing students to remain and actually graduate, even though they have not achieved passing academic standards).
In the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans had legitimate cause to protest and seek additional civil rights guarantees, but those rights have long been established and numerous additional protections have been added since. Today, many still act as though the civil rights movement never took place, but they are no longer demanding "equality," either. They are demanding they be treated better than everyone else, and frankly, that's not "equality" – that's racism, precisely what they claim to be battling.
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